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April 9, 2013

St George Home For Sale in Legacy Subdivision

Home For Sale in Legacy St George

Legacy Home For SaleLISTING DETAILS:

661 WINDSOR Drive St George, UT 84770
Price: $243,900
MLS # 13-145275
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Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Garage: 2.5 Car
Square Footage: 1,954

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April 9, 2013

Home for Sale in Sunriver Reflections 55+ Gated Community

SunRiver Home For Sale in Reflections Gated Community

SunRiver Reflections gated 55+ communityLISTING DETAILS:

2152 RIVER OF FORTUNE Drive St George, UT 84790
REDUCED!! Price: $599,000
MLS # 13-143719
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2.5
Garage: 4 Car
Square Footage: 3.082

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Posted in Buyers, SunRiver
April 9, 2013

St George Housing Market Update April 2013

St George Real Estate Market Conditions

The St George Utah real estate market is moving full steam ahead. It’s time to take a look at the market report and I’ll offer real estate statistics, news, and opinions for the Southern Utah housing market. Currently (4-9-2013) there are 1,014 ACTIVE homes listed for sale in Greater St George (this includes St George, Washington, Ivins, and Santa Clara) this number is comparable to last year. There are 412 homes pending, which is very high and more proof in the rebounding housing market in St George. In SunRiver there are currently 59 homes for sale, which is a bit lower than typical (last year at the same time there were 74 homes for sale). There are 13 pending homes in SunRiver.

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Feb. 22, 2013

St George Utah News and Market Conditions

It’s the final two days for the Parade of Homes in St George for 2013, it’s been a wonderful turn out and home sales in Southern Utah have surged during the month of February. As of today, there are 1,088 active homes for sale in St George (including Santa Clara, Ivins, and Washington Utah) and there are 332 that are PENDING with 159 homes going pending as of February 1st. There were 164 homes that closed in the month of January, and since we are already approaching that number only 22 days into February it’s likely that February residential home sales will top 200. Take a look at this one year comparison for home sales in greater St George from January 2012 to January 2013.

St George Utah Sold Home Report

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Posted in Buyers, Statistics, SunRiver
Feb. 18, 2013

Farm Land For Sale In Southern Utah

Hurricane Utah Farm for Sale and Ranches for Sale in St George and Southern Utah (THIS PROPERTY HAS SOLD)

Hurricane Utah Farm For SaleSOLD  I was lucky enough to tour this amazing ranch for sale in Hurricane Utah last week. This farm is truly one of a kind and has the ability to offer not only an amazing return for farming purposes but also a resort like home to enjoy. The farm is almost 37 acres and this is a real working farm. The owner may choose to work the farm and turn a healthy profit or lease the land to local growers who will take some of the burden off maintenance while offering some income back to the owner. This Hurricane Utah Farm has proven to be one of the top agricultural sites in South Fields. If you are looking for a ranch or horse property in Southern Utah this Hurricane property has plenty of room and the ability to accommodate ranch style living.

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Posted in Buyers
Feb. 5, 2013

SunRiver St George Market Conditions

Sunriver St George Homes For SaleSunriver in St George Utah is a 55+ active adult community. There are approximately 1700 homes within the subdivision, so it’s the largest adult community of its kind in Southern Utah. Home prices in SunRiver start in the 130,000’s for their smaller homes around 1000sqft and prices go all the way up to $1 million for the high end homes typically available in Reflections or on the golf course. Homes that will fetch the higher price tag will often come with a superior view, however most homes in the gated section of Reflections typically start at $500,000.

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Posted in Statistics, SunRiver
Jan. 20, 2013

First Time Buyers "How To" Guide part 4

St George Utah First Time Home BuyersSt George Utah First Time Buyers – Home buying 101 part 4

Tips for buying a home, St George Utah home buying 101 in This final installment, we’ll discuss the real estate closing and settlement process, what to expect during closing in Utah, as well as the difference between “closing” and “recording” in Utah. This will explain when the buyer will receive their keys and the most exciting moment: when do I get my keys and when can I move in!  If you haven’t read my first, second, or third installment of this first time buyers 2013 guide to buying a home in St George Utah, you can check it out here: First Time Buyers Part One, First Time Buyers Part 2, First Time Buyers Part 3.

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Jan. 17, 2013

First Time Buyers "How To" Guide part 3

St George Utah First Time Buyers – Home buying 101
part 3

If you haven’t read my first or second installment of this first time buyers 2013 guide to buying a home in St George Utah, you can check it out here: First Time Buyers Part One, First Time Buyers Part 2.

Part three of this step by step home buyers guide for buying a home in St George will focus on discuss how to GET your dream home and what to expect during the negotiation process. This will include tips for asking the seller to pay closing costs, obtaining a home inspection and the preliminary stages of opening escrow.

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Jan. 7, 2013

First Time Buyers "How To" Guide part 2

St George Utah First Time Buyers – Home buying 101 Part Two:

If you haven’t read my first part of this first time buyers 2013, you can check it out here: St George First Time Buyers - Home Buying 101. Part two of this step by step home buyers guide for buying a home in St George will focus on beginning your search for a home and strategies on how to find your dream home here in St George Utah.

Tips For Selecting a Buyers Agent

You now have the price range in which you are comfortable spending for your next home. If you haven’t already done so, it’s a great time to align yourself with a reputable real estate agent, for buyer’s representation to begin your property search. It’s important to find an agent who specializes in first time buyers, who is a full time agent, and who is actively working with their clients (this can be determined if they are the person to actually take your call and/or call you back). The most important thing to understand is that a real estate agent will NOT cost a buyer ANY money. This is often a misunderstood concept and buyers tend to refrain from working directly with a real estate agent out of fear of the costs that are associated with doing so. THIS IS NOT THE CASE. A real estate buyer’s agent is paid by the SELLER, out of the sellers proceeds, within the listing agreement.

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Jan. 7, 2013

First Time Buyers "How To" Guide

Are you a first time home buyer in 2013? Here is a first time buyers step by step guide which will illustrate the process of buying a home in St George Utah; this will have a 4 part series which can serve as a first time home buyers blog.

Here in St. George Utah, our real estate market is not necessarily friendly towards first time buyers. We have always had a reduced inventory of the coveted first time buyer home. The wish list for a first time buyer in St George Utah typically consists of: 1500+sqft, 3+ bedrooms, quiet street, good schools, newer and/or updated, decent size backyard, and typically under $200,000. The trouble is, when these homes hit the MLS and become active on the market, they are snatched up very quickly. If the home is priced very competitively they will likely receive multiple offers often going at, or above asking price.

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